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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez virtually tied in new Colorado gubernatorial poll

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    A recent telephone poll of 1,147 registered Colorado voters showed the Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Beauprez and incumbent Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper are in a dead heat for the state’s chief job. About 43 percent of those asked favored Hickenlooper in the November...

  • Hickenlooper: No special session on fracking

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper sent out a statement Wednesday morning conceding talks of a legislative compromise to the oil and gas local control debate have failed. “Over the past several months, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition to explore a legislative compromise that...

  • 5th Congressional District challenger outpaces incumbent in campaign funds

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    DENVER - Congressman Doug Lamborn and his Democrat challenger Irv Halter each raised about $70,000 in June, according to second quarter reports filed Tuesday. But Halter has raised a commanding half-million dollars since he began his effort to unseat the incumbent and has a healthy...

  • Effort to put anti-fracking measure on ballot fails

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    DENVER - Backers of a proposed ballot question to increase local regulation over the oil and gas industry threw in the towel Monday, admitting the group was unlikely to collect almost 86,000 signatures by the Aug. 4 deadline. The Colorado Community Rights Network was relying almost...

  • Lowderman fined more than $14,000 for campaign finance violation

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    An administrative law judge ordered El Paso County Assessor Mark Lowderman to pay a $7,290 campaign finance violation fine and repay the county for a mailer his office sent out that the judge said was primarily intended to "support his campaign" for treasurer. "I can't believe it,"...

  • Colorado's retirement system reports strong returns for 2013 fiscal year

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado's public employee retirement system reported a $6.6 billion investment income in 2013 fiscal year - a nearly 16 percent return on investment. The Public Employees' Retirement Association now holds an estimated $43.7 billion in assets used to help pay the current and...

  • Republicans show united front in Colorado Springs stop

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Republicans showed a united front Wednesday as the candidates still standing after the June 28 primary joined their opponents in a GOP rally with eight stops from Pueblo to Greeley. Unsuccessful gubernatorial candidates Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp introduced primary winner Bob...

  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun restrictions

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Colorado's required background checks on all firearm sales and a ban on high-capacity magazines don't violate the Second Amendment, according to a ruling Thursday by Colorado's U.S. District Court Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger. Initially 55 sheriffs from across the state joined...

  • Analyst: Close race should get Lamborn to ‘show some leadership’

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Political analysts say that Doug Lamborn's close win of Tuesday's primary election was the closest race for an incumbent in the relatively short history of Colorado's 5th Congressional District. "Joel Hefley was once challenged, but he didn't even make it through the primary...

  • Lamborn withstands Rayburn challenge in 5th Congressional District, blames Obama for close call

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn showed his vulnerability Tuesday night, winning his GOP primary by a slim 4 percent margin over his perennial challenger Bentley Rayburn, a retired Air Force two-star general. Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Springs, has held office since 2007, and...

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